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Taylor Motor Co.: 1923

Taylor Motor Co.: 1923

1923. "Taylor Motor Co. exterior," a Ford dealership in Washington, D.C. 5x4 glass negative, National Photo Company Collection. View full size.


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The location of this dealership on "T" Street makes me wonder if the owner purposely placed his Ford Dealership on the street whose name was his primary product: the Ford Model T.

The Tin Lizzie was produced from 1908 - 1927 with over 15,000,000 produced.

Down the block to the left is a sign that reads, "????? SHOES WEAR WELL," that looks like it had a previous slogan painted over.

Car on the left

I wonder about the car on the far left missing the chassis. Did someone actually drive it in this way?

[It's a chassis missing the body. Trucks and other commercial vehicles were often sold this way with the owner supplying the body. - Dave]

It's still there...

The R. L. Taylor Ford dealership was at 14th and T streets NW in Washington. It and the building next door in the photo will be a part of the T Street Flats.

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People In The Frame

I am always intrigued by the people in the frame, even if they were not part of the desired subject. I wonder about the woman with two children, where they were going that day 84 years ago. In 1923 my father would have been 6 and my mother 4, close to these children's ages.

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